ATARC Federal Big Data Summit

December 13, 2016 | Marriott Metro Center | Washington, DC

The ATARC Federal Big Data Summit will be held on December 13, 2016 at the Washington Marriott at Metro Center in Washington, D.C.

–> FREE GOVERNMENT REGISTRATION
–> Participants in ATARC Big Data Technology Showcase
–> MITRE-ATARC Big Data Collaboration Symposium

This educational, one-day symposium will examine the tools and technology the Federal government is using in data and analytics to enhance the mission.

For information on industry participation in the ATARC Big Data Technology Showcase, please send an e-mail to info@atarc.org.

Washington Marriott at Metro Center
775 12th St., NW
Washington, DC 20005
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Government Chair
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Linda Powell, Chief Data Officer, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Industry Chair
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Melvin Greer, Director, Data Science and Analytics, Intel

Academic Chair
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J.S. Hurley, Ph.D., Professor, Cyberspace Strategies, National Defense University iCollege

ATARC Chair
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Tom Suder, President, Advanced Technology Academic Research Center (ATARC)

MITRE Chair
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Christine Harvey, Senior Simulation and Modeling Engineer, MITRE

Washington Marriott at Metro Center
775 12th St., NW
Washington, DC 20005
Map and Directions

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 13
7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. 

Registration and Opening of ATARC Big Data Technology Showcase

–> FREE GOVERNMENT REGISTRATION
–> Participants in ATARC Big Data Technology Showcase

8:00 a.m.
Welcome Remarks
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Tom Suder, President, Advanced Technology Academic Research Center (ATARC)

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Linda Powell, Chief Data Officer, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

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J.S. Hurley, Ph.D., Professor, Cyberspace Strategies, National Defense University iCollege

8:30 a.m.
Introduction of Visionary Keynote
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Tom Suder, President, Advanced Technology Academic Research Center (ATARC)

8:30 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.
Visionary Keynote Briefing
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Kris Rowley
, Chief Data Officer, U.S. General Services Administration

8:45 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Visionary Keynote Briefing
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Avi Bender
, Director, National Technical Information Service, U.S. Department of Commerce

9:00 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.
Visionary Panel – The State of Data in the Federal Government

How are Federal agencies dealing with the exponential growth of data within the government? What types of data strategies are being developing and implemented? What impact has emerging technology had on data and analytics? This panel will examine the state of data in the Federal government.

Moderator
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Tom Suder, President, Advanced Technology Academic Research Center (ATARC)

Panelists
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Natalie Evans Harris, Senior Policy Advisor, Office of Science and Technology Policy, Executive Office of the President (pending agency approval)

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Robin Thottungal
, Chief Data Scientist/Director of Analytics, Environmental Protection Agency (pending agency approval)

9:45 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Visionary Keynote Briefing
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Linda Powell, Chief Data Officer, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

10:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
Visionary Keynote Briefing
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Todd Myers, Senior Architect, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency

10:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Break in ATARC Big Data Technology Showcase

–> Participants in ATARC Big Data Technology Showcase

10:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
Visionary Panel – Using Data and Analytics to Enhance the Mission

What impact does data and analytics have on the agency mission? This panel will examine successful tools and tactics to acquire, store, secure, process, analyze and apply data to help meet and exceed the daily mission requirements of the Federal Government.

Moderator
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Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

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Kerry Long
, Program Manager, IARPA

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Todd Myers, Senior Architect, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency

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Randy Soper
, Senior Analyst, Defense Intelligence Agency (pending agency approval)

11:15 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Visionary Keynote Briefing
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Gokhan Yucel, Executive Director, Enterprise Analytics and Advanced Research, Virginia Commonwealth University

11:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
Visionary Keynote Briefing – Data and Analytics Innovation: Emerging Opportunities and Challenges (View GAO Report)
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Virginia Chanley, Ph.D.
, Senior Design Methodologist, U.S. Government Accountability Office

11:45 a.m. – 11:55 a.m.
Visionary Keynote Briefing
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J.S. Hurley, Ph.D., Professor, Cyberspace Strategies, National Defense University iCollege

11:55 a.m.  1:15 p.m.
ATARC Big Data Technology Showcase

–> Participants in ATARC Big Data Technology Showcase

1:15 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Logistics for MITRE-ATARC Big Data Collaboration Symposium
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Christine Harvey, Senior Simulation and Modeling Engineer, MITRE

1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
MITRE-ATARC Big Data Collaboration Symposium

MITRE-ATARC Big Data Collaboration Symposium

The MITRE-ATARC Big Data Collaboration Symposium features discussion and white-boarding between government and industry subject matter experts in a small-group setting. The outcomes of these sessions will be compiled in a White Paper with recommendations to the government.

BIG DATA CHALLENGE AREAS

1. Big Data for Autonomy/Autonomous Systems
Machine learning systems now allow systems unprecedented levels of autonomy (as opposed to just automation).  There are policy concerns (e.g., how to (re)accredit systems that can patch themselves), legal concerns (e.g., can systems indiscriminately target people/things), R&D (e.g., what is off-limits for research, what research should be funded), and operations concerns (e.g., is autonomous response necessary if others deploy autonomous systems against us).

Industry Lead

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Jim Stokes, PlanetRisk Chief Analytics Officer

MITRE Lead
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Matt Mickelson,
Cloud / Big Data Expert, MITRE

2. Big Data and Cyber Security
What cyber security risks impact an organization’s mission objectives? This panel will examine ways Big Data can help address security risks and discuss factors that limit the adoption of Big Data.

Industry Lead
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Douglas M. Natal, Vice President & General Manager, Federal Systems, MapR

3. Big Data as a Catalyst
This session will examine Big Data as a Catalyst, an approach to managing data that an agency collects, creates or maintains, making it open and available to help create new industries or enterprises with associated employment opportunities.

Industry Lead
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Erik Ekwurzel,
Solution Architect, Dun & Bradstreet

Industry Lead
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Melvin Greer, Director, Data Science and Analytics, Intel

4. Leveraging Big Data for Mission Success
The evolving “Mission” paradigm for Big Data solutions is mission specialists and data scientists, with IT only playing a minor supporting role to deploy and maintain the tools. How do mission specialists and data scientists, supported by IT, come together to leverage Big Data for mission success?

Industry Lead

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Charles Li, Ph.D., Chief Architect/Senior Director of Data Management and Analytics, General Dynamics Information Technology

5. Big Data and Healthcare
“Big Data” is a broad term that represents the coordinated use of diverse technologies.  There are complex challenges that must be prioritized and addressed in order to effectively embrace Big Data strategies within an organization.  This HealthTrac will examine the following characteristic categories defined by the National Institute of Standards and Technology Big Data Public Working Group (NIST BD-PWG) as they relate to Big Data within the healthcare environment:

        • Data Sources (e.g., data size, file formats, rate of growth, at rest or in motion)
        • Data Consumer (e.g., processed results in text, table, visual, and other formats)

Government Lead
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John Burke, Chief Engineer, Department of Defense/Department of Veterans Affairs Interagency Program Office (DoD/VA IPO)

Industry Lead
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Paul Mullin,
Associate Partner, Advanced Analytics, IBM

MITRE Lead

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Haleh Vafaie, Lead Engineer, MITRE

RULES OF ENGAGEMENT

1.   Participants should come prepared to:

                • Contribute and participate from specific domain/experience
                • Share ideas and build off each other’s contributions
                • Support the session facilitators and other team members
                • Write down ideas on whiteboard
                • Create best practices to support the event’s objectives and goals
                • Refrain from sales or business development conversations

2.   All discussed material must be publicly releasable

                • No Classified discussions
                • No proprietary discussions

3.   None of the discussions or artifacts constitute Government direction, nor should be interpreted as official Government position

1:15 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Logistics for MITRE-ATARC Big Data Collaboration Symposium
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Christine Harvey, Senior Simulation and Modeling Engineer, MITRE

1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Collaboration Sessions

3:30 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.
Break for Out Brief Preparation

3:45 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Session Out Briefs

4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
ATARC Reception

ATARC Big Data Technology Showcase | December 2016

ATARC Media & Strategic Partners